Drug Free Policy

Policy #: 3002.8 E


The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) discloses to the University community one measure to protect the privileges of all members by providing a stable and safe environment on and around University campuses by prohibiting the unlawful possession, use, manufacture or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol on University premises.


This policy applies to employees, contractors, consultants, temporary help and other workers at the UDM, including all personnel affiliated with third parties.


UDM campuses have been designated “Drug Free” and only under certain circumstances is the consumption of alcohol permitted.  The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under state and federal laws.  Such laws are strictly enforced by the University of Detroit Mercy  public safety officers.  Violators are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment.

The UDM Department of Public Safety works to maintain a drug-free work place in compliance with University policies, City Ordinances, state and federal laws. The University has disclosed to the community detailed information to uphold the “Drug-Free Work Place Act of 1988”. This information is available through the UDM Human Resources Department and located in the UDM Polices & Procedures Handbook effective October 2003.  In addition, the UDM Department of Student Affairs communicates information on the consumption of alcohol and illicit drug use through the Student Handbook and Calendar. The Department of Residence Life reinforces these policies for the residential community by providing policies on the prohibition of alcohol consumption and illicit drug use in the Guide to Residence Living.

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